Earth Day event to address frac sand mining

Frac sand mining in the St. Croix Valley is the topic for the Sunday, May 6, 2012 Earth Day Conference sponsored by the St. Croix Conservation Study Center and its partner organizations from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Croix Falls Public Library, 230 S. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, Wis.

A panel of experts will explain what frac sand is, how it is used, where it is found in the Valley and nearby in Minn/Wis, how it is mined, and the potential impacts of industrial scale mining on water and air quality, noise pollution, roads/traffic, valley and bluff land scenery, and the quality of life in the St. Croix River Valley.

This is the second annual Earth Day Conference, and is part of a series of public meetings on scenic river conservation themes at the St. Croix Conservation Study Center being established at the St. Croix Falls Public Library.

Admission is free. Registration is strongly encouraged at conference@stcroixsceniccoalition.org.

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